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    Aopen M3 Barebones

    Hi all,

    I bought an Aopen M3 Barebones system from Scan on Tues this week for my sister as it was on the Today only specials and came with CPU, Memory, Heatsink/Fan and Hard Disk. I received it today and finished setting it up this afternoon, but when it came to switching on there was a POST error message waiting for me:

    Channel 1 - no 80 conductor cable installed
    Channel 1 was the Secondary Master, which was the supplied Aopen CD-RW/DVD drive, so I quickly changed the IDE cable over to a spare 80 conductor IDE cable and bingo, it worked straight away. Is this Aopen/Scans fault as the supplied IDE cable must have been a 40 conductor and not an 80 i can only presume?

    Apart from the above issue everything else was fine and a brilliant service from Scan.

    Regards,

    Michael

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    The writer comes pre-packaged from Aopen, so it looks like someone on their end included the wrong cable. Glad you had a spare and got it sorted though.

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    Ah, thought that might have been the case

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    Michael

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    (I'm tempted to get one of these for one of my relatives that needs a very basic machine.. they don't look bad at all for the price!)

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    Yeah, my sisters very impressed by the blue lit power light and the blue LEDs on the keyboard as well! Overall, looks a pretty nifty little case and its not too bad to work inside either.

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    Michael

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